If you don’t move into a let-go, life cannot happen to you. It happens through that passage when you are not. When you are not standing in the way then life happens to you, then you feel fulfilled. When you are fulfilled there is no fear of death. When there is no fear of death you become more and more capable of let-go.
And if you have really known what life is, who bothers about death? If you have really known what life is and celebrated it, then death is not the end; then death is the culmination, the peak, the highest let-go. Then love is nothing, a sexual orgasm is nothing, sleep is nothing. If you have lived life rightly, fulfilled, then death is the greatest bliss because it is the greatest let-go. The more intense and total the let-go, the more the bliss. This is the rule, this is the law.
So what to do? If you want to live, allow death also. They are like two wings. It is not a thing somewhere in the end, it is a process: the day you were born you began dying. It is not life here and death there, life now and death then, no. You cannot divide them; they are together, they have to be. Life is death. Life and death are two wings: the day you are born, that same day you start to die. It is a process. You inhale, it is life; you exhale, it is death. In the morning you get up – it is life; in the evening you go to bed – it is death. You work, act – it is life; then you relax – it is death. It is continuous, every moment it is there. And if you avoid death you will also be avoiding life. If you don’t want to exhale deeply how can you inhale deeply? If you don’t want to relax, how can you act deeply? – you won’t have any energy.
If you are afraid of sleep, in the morning you will not wake up fresh and you will feel sleepy the whole day. Then everything gets mixed up. You are neither alive nor dead, but just dragging on. And this is a bad situation – just dragging on. Either be alive or be dead, but don’t drag on in either case. Either be dead totally and you will attain to a greater life, or live totally and you will attain to a greater death, because they are two aspects of the same coin. Once you can see that life implies death, that every act of being alive is also an act of dying, you have seen the total.
Then life is not serious, then it is fun. It becomes serious because of the fear of death. You cannot laugh loudly because of the fear of death; you cannot enjoy because of the fear of death; you cannot do anything, because of the fear of death. Death is always around the corner like a black shadow following you. It doesn’t allow you to do anything. Then you become serious and you start thinking: how to attain the deathless? Then you start searching for how to become immortal, how to find the secret, the elixir.